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DNA from saliva can be used in determining paternity, court rules

A Jamaican man who is fighting a legal battle for a determination as to whether he is the father of a five-year-old child got a landmark ruling last week which will benefit other men who have similar cases. DNA test results obtained from saliva... (Jamaica Gleaner)


The man, the myth, the legend - Newton Rodney proud to hand steel company to heir apparent daughters

WESTERN BUREAU: Newton Rodney knew his two youngest daughters, Neesha and Nicole, would one day take over what is normally depicted as a man’s job, and this knowledge was more pronounced because his was the only testosterone in his home. The father... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Fed up! - US frustrated by four-and-a-half-year wait for MOU with Ja

The United States (US) has been waiting four and a half years to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Holness administration that would help to stamp out corruption at the Jamaican ports that allow the importation of illicit items, the... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Bevon Smith bonds with his daughter

DESPITE HAVING a demanding job, working with the Jamaica Defence Force, Bevon Smith uses every opportunity available to bond with his three-year-old daughter, Shahaine. On the day of the interview, he decided to take her to Boone Hall Oasis, in... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Can ‘pay what you can’ work for Caribbean tourism?

In Maine, in the northeastern United States, the lodging industry has devised a rather innovative means to remain open and keep income flowing so that they can make the required upgrades to meet regulations stipulated by the US Centers for Disease... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Be a friend to your children - Single dad gives words of wisdom to fathers

Today, Father’s Day, Basil Rowe can look back and thank God for all the sacrifices he made in single-handedly caring for his daughter, Abigail. With Abigail completing her university education and working with the Government, Rowe took the time to... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Craig Francis: chief servant to his family

CRAIG FRANCIS did not know his father growing up, but instead of becoming an absentee father, it made him more determined to be there for his family. “I have never met my father. It was always just my mother and I. She did a great job parenting me... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Shakielle Powell seeks to give his son the best start in life

Vanessa James Sunday Gleaner Writer PARENTS OFTEN issue the warning, "Don’t have a child until you are ready," but the counterargument that one will never be completely prepared for a child is also viable. So when Shakielle Powell was told that he... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Turbocharged prayers

Happy Father’s Day! Whatever your relationship is or was like with your earthly father, I pray that today, you will make a step to deepen your relationship with your heavenly Father, the best father there is, ever was, and ever will be. And one way... (Jamaica Gleaner)


St James man charged with attempted murder

Thirty-one-year-old Easton Davis, labourer of Richmond Hills, St. James, was charged with attempted murder following an incident in his community on Thursday, June 11. Reports from the Cambridge police are that about 8:30 p.m., a woman and Davis... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Farmer killed in hit-and-run accident in Clarendon

The May Pen police are seeking the assistance of anyone who witnessed a hit and run incident that left one man dead on the Toll Gate Main Road in Clarendon, on Friday, June 19. The dead man has been identified as 20-year-old Demar... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Bahamas renews its commitment to eradicating racism, and protecting human rights

NASSAU, Bahamas, June 20, CMC – The Bahamas government has re-affirmed its commitment to eradicating racism, and protecting the civil, political, economic as well as social and cultural rights of all people. Nassau made the pledge as it... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Caribbean business leaders worried about second wave of COVID-19

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jun 20, CMC – A new survey conducted by the audit, tax and advisory firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has found that the greatest concern for Caribbean businesses is a new wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The sixth COVID... (Jamaica Gleaner)


6 staffers setting up for Trump rally positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign says six staff members helping set up for his Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign’s communications director, Tim Murtaugh... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Westmoreland man wanted for murder

The Westmoreland police have listed 27-year-old Oshane Smith otherwise called ‘Pun’, of Logwood district, Whithorn in the parish, as wanted. He is being asked to turn himself in to police immediately. Smith is wanted for the murder of... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Sewage treatment plant at St Ann’s Bay hospital to be rehabilitated

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, broke ground for the rehabilitation of the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital Sewage Treatment Plant on Friday. The upgrade and modernisation project is being funded by the National Health Fund... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Ship workers disembark in Port Royal

Several hundred Jamaicans have begun disembarking two cruise ships as part of the Government's controlled re-entry programme. The Disney Wonder and Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas arrived in Port Royal this morning.... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Woman shot to death in Trelawny

  A 38-year-old woman was shot and killed at her home in Trelawny last night. Tamara Geddes, also called 'Tam', of a Reserve district address in the parish, was reportedly shot in her bedroom around 8:45 p.m. She was reportedly robbed... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Man gunned down on Mannings Hill Road

St Andrew North crime scene detectives are probing a murder and shooting incident, which occurred in the vicinity of the Midway Mall on Mannings Hill Road yesterday. Reports are that about 3 p.m., armed men opened fire on an unidentified man.... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Guyanese Fr John Persaud appointed Catholic Bishop of Mandeville

Jason Cross/ Gleaner Writer   Father (Fr) John Persaud from Guyana, has been appointed Bishop of the Catholic Church in Mandeville, Manchester. Persaud's appointment came yesterday, and, according to him, he did  not refuse the... (Jamaica Gleaner)


Sports bars ready to go ‘live’ again

Until sports bars and restaurants started hosting live music events, concertgoers would have to wait for a major stage show to witness their favourite local artistes in action. But with the birth of events such as Tracks Live Sessions and 100... (Jamaica Star)


Crash survivor starts foundation for persons with disabilities

In 2014, Sherese Brown survived a terrible car accident along the New Forest main road in Manchester. "That moment, my life changed tremendously. An immediate surgery was done in my abdomen to remove blood clots from my battered body. I suffered... (Jamaica Star)


Hospital accused of breaking baby’s collarbone

A woman who recently gave birth at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary is accusing medical staff of breaking her newborn's collarbone during delivery. Monique Sutherland, 25, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the hospital . "I have been... (Jamaica Star)


Cop under probe for shooting nephew

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now under investigation after he reportedly shot and injured his 25-year-old nephew in the Corporate Area last Saturday. The sister of the injured man said that her uncle accused his nephew of... (Jamaica Star)


Double murder rocks Montego Bay

Heavily armed men struck in broad daylight in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday, killing two men, and in the process pushed the number of murders in the parish since the start of the year to 50. The incident took place along Claude Clarke... (Jamaica Star)


30-y-o mother of nine struggles to cope

Nola Williams, 30, who resides in Middlesex, St Elizabeth, has been struck by misfortune and is now forced to be living in deplorable conditions with six of her nine children. She said that living without electricity, running water, proper... (Jamaica Star)


From fishing to block-making - Earl Jackson has zero regrets after changing course

At a time when the country and the world stand guard against the coronavirus pandemic, 61-year-old Earl Jackson, of Waterhouse in St Andrew, has managed to find peace and joy in making and selling fancy, decorative blocks from his humble abode, to... (Jamaica Star)


Gospel Spotlight: La Twain sure ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’

"Everything is gonna be alright." That is the message being sent by husband-and-wife gospel duo La Twain on their latest single. The track, duly titled It's Gonna Be Alright, was released on June 1 and is geared towards bringing hope to those... (Jamaica Star)


My Confession: My deaf cousin slept with my man

STAR, dem say yuh must not trust yuh shadow after dark, and is true. Mi is a girl whe nuh run 'man joke' and mi always a watch my man. But it look like mi did a pree the wrong set a people because is mi deaf and mute cousin mi catch a sleep with... (Jamaica Star)


COVID derails UWI student’s summer work plans

Jamaican students who benefit yearly from the J-1 Summer Work and Travel programme have had to shelve their plans for 2020, due to COVID-19. They are no longer able to count on the money they would've earned through the programme, and they have... (Jamaica Star)


Bowden Hill exhales - Rural St Andrew community gets new bridge

Lorna Scott and Marsha Dennie are anxious to see their business rebounding after months of stagnation. The women who operate shops in their Bowden Hill community of west rural St Andrew are among hundreds who were affected after the Bowden Hill... (Jamaica Star)